Dr. Marius Stan: breaking stereotypes by Breaking Bad
By Marilynn Larkin | Posted on 10 July 2014
At Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Marius Stan is a physicist and chemist. But outside the world of science, he is better known as Bogdan Wolynetz, the carwash owner in the Emmy Award-winning television series Breaking Bad.
For a long time, Dr. Stan kept his dual lives separate and mostly secret. Now he is discussing the connections between art and science "so that young people appreciate that science is not a boring profession, and that scientists can be really cool."
On July 17, he will give a livestreamed lecture at Argonne titled Science and Cinema: Examining the unexpected connections between the two fields.
Recently, science writer Marilynn Larkin interviewed Dr. Stan about how he became involved in the TV series and why he feels that art and science are closely related. …